http://www.crmjewelers.com – Audemars Piguet Michael Schumacher – AP Schumacher Review
The 44-mm AP Michael Schumacher is one of the more serious watches from the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore line. I will be reviewing this piece on this video.
Michael Schumacher is considered the Pele of Formula One racing. The retired German F1 race car driver is a seven-time World Champion, one of the best in the sport.
AP configured an ROO model after the famous Formula 1 racer, which I consider one of the most serious, heavy-hitting pieces of the AP line.
Unfortunately, Schumacher suffered severe head injuries while skiing in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. Since that time, and after his operation to deal with a brain hemorrhage that left the F1 driver in a coma, Schumacher’s condition has been yo-yoing and causing many to speculate that his watches could gain significant value if his condition does not improve.
All speculation aside, at $80,000+, the racing inspired sports watch from Audemars Piguet is already priced at nearly twice of other all-gold pieces from the AP line!
Other racing inspired watches from AP are the Barrichello and the Montoya, both which I also like.
Both the rose gold AP Schumacher (with the titanium bezel, the one on the video) and the all-titanium model are great watches that should be on every serious collector’s list.
The Michael Schumacher model has certain design cues that are different than other Royal Oak Offshore watches, even though the movement and chronograph functions are the same. Instead of the traditional screws AP uses on their ROO models, the AP Schumacher makes use of Allen-shaped ones to adorn the bezel. Even though the cases are also the same as the ones from the regular 44-millimeter line, they’re a big “beefier” on the Schumacher models. Overall, a powerful presence emanates from the Schumacher AP line.
As far as the Watch Game goes, the Michael Schumacher watch from AP will definitely elevate the wearer’s level of status. It’s not every day that you’re going to see someone walk into a room wearing a pair of shorts and an $80,000-sports watch strapped casually to his wrist!
What do you think of the AP Michael Schumacher? Leave me your thoughts on the comments section below.
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